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May 21, 2013 07:19 PM

Zest on Staten Island

Anyone been there? Any good? Looking for a nice restaurant on S.I. for a special occassion dinner for my in-laws.

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  1. Ive been there a few years ago. Perhaps more than a few years. A very nice cassoulet but everything else forgettable.
    Look at Bayou, Vida, Enoteca Maria, Beso. Nothing fancy here but good food

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    1. re: Ziggy41

      Thanks for the response and the recommendations. Will check them out. I am looking for something fancy for a memorable night out, so what do you think is the BEST restaurant on S.I. - - -not just great food but a special place for an upscale meal. Any preferences?

      1. re: Forklaw

        For a special occasion I would head to the city. You are 60 minutes away from some great dining like Del Posto, Marea, Scarepetta. Unless its too late to reserve a table. If it is look at Ai Fiori.

        That place doesn't exists in SI but if you insist, look at Nove as a possibility, or Some of the places I mentioned above for better food if you remove the fancy requirement. Although Beso or Bayou may be just special enough.

    2. How about Angelinas in Tottenville. On a nice night you can sit outside right on the water. Very nice setting and great food. Enjoy.